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Research News

  • Freak Waves in an Optical Bathtub
    In a recent Physical Review Letters researchers Christopher J. Gibson, Alison M. Yao and Gian-Luca Oppo of the CNQO group in the Department of Physics have shown that rogue waves can originate in the transverse area of externally driven lasers and quantum optical devices
  • Compact Synchrotron-like Radiation Sources
    Feiyu Li and Zheng-Ming Sheng together with collaborators from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China have reported a scheme of achieving a palmtop SR source by the use of laser-plasma acceleration in a plasma channel.
  • New twists in the diffraction of intense laser light
    A team of researchers led by Prof. Paul McKenna have discovered that diffraction of ultra-intense laser light passing through a normally opaque plasma can be used to control charged particle motion.

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